Dental implants offer many patients near Phoenix, AZ incredible oral health benefits, making them an ideal tooth replacement option. They're a long-lasting, stable replacement for missing teeth that provide a natural look and a comfortable feel.
However, some patients, especially those with dental anxiety, have concerns about their comfort levels during dental implant surgery. Fortunately, Dental Care at Moon Valley is here to put those fears to rest. With anesthesia and sedation options available, most dental implant surgeries don't cause patients pain.
Placing Dental Implants in Phoenix
Dentists typically use local or general anesthesia to numb the area before placing the dental implant(s). However, in cases where the patient is only receiving a single implant or a couple of implants, local anesthesia is usually more appropriate.
Local anesthesia carries fewer risks than general anesthesia, which renders the patient unconscious. And if the patient is nervous about a procedure with local anesthesia, we can combine it with sedation dentistry to create a calmer experience.
We often use nitrous oxide during dental implant procedures in Phoenix to make our patients' procedures more relaxing. As a mild sedative, nitrous oxide takes action quickly and fades just as fast, and it doesn't put you to sleep. So, you can communicate with the dental team during your procedure and drive yourself to and from the appointment while still enjoying the benefits of sedation.
Your Implant Consultation with Dr. Hines
Before you undergo the procedure, Dr. Chad Hines, DDS will discuss your anesthetic and sedation needs with you to keep you on the same page as our dental team and ensure that you're fully confident in the care you'll receive in our Phoenix, AZ dentist office.
At this time, he'll answer any questions you may have about the procedure and your sedation options.
Sedation Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ for Your Dental Care
If you need sedation dentistry for your dental implant procedure, please contact the friendly team at Dental Care at Moon Valley at (602) 843-6000. Dr. Hines is trained in placing dental implants, and he will use his skill and expertise to make your dental implant surgery as easy and comfortable for you as possible.
We look forward to helping you create a complete smile with dental implants.